Selena Gomez’s new documentary my mind and me is finally here to stream, and many fans are praising the star for bravely speaking out about her mental health struggles with bipolar disorder, her battle with lupus, her body image issues, and her struggle with overwhelming fame.
Gomez’s latest mental health updates and Rolling Stone profile
The Only murders in the building 30-year-old actress recently graced the cover of rolling stone for an intimate and heartbreaking interview in which she discussed the themes covered in the new doc, as well as recent updates on her mental health in the weeks leading up to my mind and me(it can now be streamed on Apple TV+ from November 4, 2022).
In the interview, Gomez told the publication that she was initially nervous about her fan reactions just before the personal doc premiered. The new film, which was originally slated to cover her on her The comeback tour, ended up showing how Gomez recovered from her diagnosis of bipolar disorder in 2019, a psychotic breakdown in 2018, her kidney transplant in 2017 due to her ongoing battle with lupus, romantic heartbreak and other painful obstacles.
“Because I have the platform that I have, it’s kind of like I’m sacrificing myself a bit for a bigger goal,” she said. “I don’t want this to sound dramatic, but I almost wasn’t going to post it. God’s honest truth, a few weeks ago I wasn’t sure I could do it. Ultimately, Gomez wanted his fans to see the intimate look into his personal life to help them have similar experiences, especially those who also have bipolar disorder.” I was like, ‘Okay, if I can just do this for a person, imagine what that could do.’ Eventually, I kind of went there. I just said, ‘Yes.’ »
Gomez also revealed to the magazine that while she can now watch her documentary with pride and gratitude, her message to fans isn’t that she’s completely healed. (Healing, as she explains, is a long and sometimes exhausting journey that doesn’t happen overnight). “I’m not well and I just got back to a happy life,” she said rolling stone. The Rare Beauty founder revealed she fears she won’t be able to bear children on her current bipolar medication, and the magazine reported that she underwent dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy in an effort to “make bipolar my friend”.
Another message Gomez sent to her followers was that since her bipolar disorder will never go away, she is currently focusing on having a positive attitude and remembering how much she has grown as a person and a performer. “I wouldn’t be here if not for the psychotic breakdown, without my lupus, without my diagnosis,” she told the publication, “I’m depressed thinking about who I would be.”
Other takeaways from My mind and me:
Gomez admitted to hearing voices in 2018 during his The comeback tour, but, as her documentary shows, she was unaware of what was really going on at the time. Her assistant, Theresa, said the ‘Lose You To Love Me’ singer was “hearing all these voices, and they were getting louder and louder and louder.” Gomez was eventually taken to a treatment center for psychosis.
Gomez apparently doesn’t remember much from that time, The cup reports, but in the documentary, friends and relatives said she suffered from paranoia and was almost unrecognizable, then was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder soon after. At the end of the documentary, Gomez told fans that she always tries to remember to put her own needs and self-care first. “When you have mental health issues, the main thing is knowing what to do and acknowledging it,” she said, adding, “It’s something I’m not ashamed of.”
Healthy fan reactions
In the weeks since Gomez’s premiere my mind and me the trailer dropped (and now within hours of the doc’s end), fans flooded Gomez’s Instagram comment sections and created Twitter threads paying tribute to his “strength,” as writes one fan, her “resilience,” as another noted, and how she “inspires” them so much, as someone else commented.
As one wrote under his recent IG post, “Your story brought me to tears, I love you so much. I have been so deeply touched and overwhelmed by your raw feelings. It makes me wonder. feeling so loved and cared for. It’s been a very difficult year for me, and just watching your documentary makes me feel like I’m seen and not alone. Thank you.”
Another shared a similar sentiment, tweeting and expressing gratitude, “Like a bipolar person there @Selena Gomez documentary really hits home and is also so inspiring. I love that she opens up about it. Bipolar has such a stigma around her and her documentary will help people see another side of it.
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